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post #1 of 7 Old 10-29-2011, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Can I put fancy guppies and black skirt tetras in 20 gal

Can I put theses fish together and things be peaceful? Im getting mixed info!
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-29-2011, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Black skirts and fancy guppies in a peacefull 20 galh HELP!

5 black skirts in 20 gal can I add fancy guppies? Im getting mixed info!!!! Will tetras kill the guppies?
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-30-2011, 06:03 PM
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Your in the wrong area of the forum, head up to the Tropical fish section, you will get a better response.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-30-2011, 07:10 PM
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I would not mix these species. But I would get a couple more of the tetra, if you want them [see what follows].

This species can get nippy so a larger group (7 in a 20g) will help this, but also mean fewer other fish. The issue with the guppy is that its long fins and bright colours can entice the tetra to nip.

You can read more in our profile, click on the shaded name, Black Widow Tetra [another "common" name].

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post #5 of 7 Old 11-09-2011, 03:59 PM
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I moved the thread for you, euphoria.
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-09-2011, 04:04 PM
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I had a bunch of them together, 5 of each, they were fine. Then i got cichlids and a bichir who ate them all but they never bothered each other, and if they do black skirts are tough as nails and guppies are a dime a dozen

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post #7 of 7 Old 11-10-2011, 06:14 PM
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This same question was asked in two threads so I have merged them. I had responded to the other thread so my response is now here. B.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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